The first piece features a cross set within an oval. The cross is meant to represent all our connections in life—whether to God or to family and community. We all feel such strong connections, like Barbara’s connections to her ancestors Odessa and Josie, who still inspire her design sensibility. This piece is a tribute to those meaningful women and a subtle reminder of all the people with whom we share strong bonds.
The second piece features the same oval design, but this time set with the figure of an elephant, a symbol representing wisdom and strength. The elephant represents the wisdom and strength we derive from our connections. The relationships and bonds we form enable us to achieve great things, and as we grow we draw wisdom from all we come in contact with.
We hope you like the pieces. It was a joy designing them! We’d love to hear your thoughts!